NoOp wrote: > On 04/02/2009 06:27 PM, Roy Smith wrote: >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >> Hash: SHA1 >> >> Rob Steinmetz wrote: >>> OK there is some kind of issue with AVG email scanner. If I disable the >>> email scanner it works. Odd I have similar configurations on other >>> computes that work just fine. >>> >>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote: >>>> George Carden wrote: >>>> >>>>> Shut down Seamonkey. Then, try deleting the .msf file for the Inbox >>>>> you're talking about in your Profiles mail folder. Then re-start >>>>> Seamonkey. See if that works. >> Well then turn off email scanning, it really a redundant feature and is >> not necessary. You don't get a virus just by uploading or downloading a >> file, it's when you try to open it or run it is when you get infected. >> The resident virus protection is all you really need as it will detect >> the virus when you open or run the file, and then prevent it from >> infecting your machine. That is if your virus definitions are up to date. >> >> - -- > > Please fix your sig... it's dash dash space -- > >> Roy Smith >> Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex >> Remove N O S P A M when replying by email. > > Rob is running Windows: > User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) > Gecko/20081204 SeaMonkey/1.1.14 > > So you might want to revise your statement... > > [snip long pgp signature]
Why would I want to revise my statement? What I said is true regardless of whatever operating system you're using. A virus is just a file and it will not infect a system until it's opened. Just merely copying, uploading or downloading it will not activate the virus. Viruses that are spread through email are the result of opening the attached virus infected file, not reading the email itself. -- Roy Smith Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Remove N O S P A M when replying by email.
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